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Three Bryan police officers test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 15:55:24-04

BRYAN, TX — Three Bryan police officers have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Bryan Police Department says they have been working with the Brazos County Health Department and medical professionals since the beginning to make sure we have the proper procedures in place that are consistent with the CDC.

"We currently have three officers who have tested positive for COVID-19," Bryan Police said in a statement. "These three officers appear to have mild cases of the virus and seem to be recovering well."

According to the Bryan Police Department, they are reasonably confident that these three officers had no interactions with the public in their official capacity as police officers.

They said they have protocols in place to monitor employees when they come into the building and throughout the day.

If an officer shows symptoms of any illness they are sent home immediately to self-monitor.

If an employee shows symptoms of COVID-19 or reports they were in direct contact with someone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 they are immediately sent home to self-quarantine.

"We are sanitizing patrol vehicles between each shift, sanitizing work stations, practicing social distancing, and using personal protective equipment when appropriate," said the statement. "This is a trying time for everyone and the Bryan Police Department has been and will continue to take the necessary steps to protect the citizens of our community and our staff."